Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bill Floyd Speaks! (Tuesday, October 2, 4pm)

Speaker: Bill Floyd, Virginia Tech Title: Finite subdivision rules and rational maps Abstract: A finite subdivision rule gives an essentially combinatorial method for recursively subdividing planar complexes. The theory was developed (as part of an approach to Cannon’s conjecture) as … Continue reading

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PATCH mini-conference, Friday, September 21

We have Thomas Koberda (Yale), Eriko Hironaka (Florida State) and Andy Putman (Rice) speaking on things vaguely related to the mapping class group: 2pm: Speaker Thomas Koberda Title: The complex of curves for a right-angled Artin group Abstract: I will … Continue reading

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New York Hyperbolic Geometry/Teichmuller theory conference.

Igor Rivin and Dave Futer are both speaking at the Hyperbolic Geometry conference at FDR’s house.

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Geometry Colloquium

Speaker: Dieter Kotschick, U. of Munich Title: Fundamental groups of Kahler manifolds and combinatorial group theory. Abstract:  The study of fundamental groups of Kähler manifolds is a fascinating enterprise at the crossroads of various branches of geometry and topology, with … Continue reading

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